Hanoi“Patient 1958”, female, 48 years old, living in Duy Tan street, Dich Vong Hau ward, Cau Giay district, re-tested positive for nCoV after two days of discharge.
This person was announced from Covid-19, discharged on 27/2, and continued to isolate and monitor the health at home. On March 1, she got a one-time surveillance sample and test result was positive for nCoV.
Khong Minh Tuan, deputy director of the Hanoi Center for Disease Control, said that this person is not at risk of contracting the community due to re-positive after repeated nCoV negative and is monitored and monitored for health after discharge. The cases of recurrence are brought back to the hospital for further treatment, the local anti-epidemic measures are still carried out like infections to prevent infection.
This is the second case of re-positive in Hanoi since the beginning of the year until now. The first re-positive case was “patient 1819”, currently being treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, Vietnam has recorded dozens of re-positive cases. There have been no cases of infection in the community, the virus does not multiply when taking samples of re-positive people and cultured in the laboratory. Experts assume that the patient re-positive is due to a residual viral remains in the body oropharyngeal fluid after leaving Covid-19, leading to a positive test result.
Hanoi has passed 14 days of not recording new cases of community infection. Since January 27, the country has recorded 868 community cases, in 13 provinces including Hai Duong (684), Quang Ninh (61), Ho Chi Minh City (36), Hanoi (35), Gia Lai (27), Binh Duong (6), Bac Ninh (5), Hai Phong (4), Dien Bien (3), Hoa Binh, Hung Yen and Bac Giang each place 2 shifts, Ha Giang one shift.